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The "Buran" Soviet space program (3)
Moscow, Russia - The project's development
The first and only orbital launch of the (unmanned) shuttle Buran on November 15, 1988. It was lifted into orbit by the specially designed Energia booster rocket. The life support system was not installed and no software was installed on the CRT displays. The shuttle orbited the Earth twice in 206 minutes of flight. On its return, it performed an automated landing on the shuttle runway at Baikonur...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency